Jennifer Livingston

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Jennifer is proud to say she is the newsroom veteran at WKBT. She grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and fell in love with journalism after a high school job shadow at a local TV station.

She graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa in 1997 and started at News 8 shortly after that as a general assignment reporter. Jennifer is on her 11th year anchoring News 8 this morning. She’s also the reporter behind our Emmy award winning ‘In Search Of…’ series.

In October, 2012, Jennifer made international news when she addressed a viewer e-mail on air that called her a bad role model because of her weight. Her editorial went viral and has motivated students and adults to stand up to bullies and be kinder to one another.

Favorite song?
The newsroom teases me that I like anything a tween or teenager loves. (Those Jonas brothers are amazing!) However, my favorite type of music is…showtunes baby!

Favorite book?
The Twilight Series. Seriously. Stop laughing.

My best day at News 8 was?
The day I went to cover a story and met a new reporter from the competing station who later became my husband.

Favorite way to spend a day off?
Sleeping in!

What sports team are you a big fan of?
The Chicago White Sox. I grew up watching them with my dad and was able to attend games 1 and 2 of the 2005 World Series when they brought home the championship.

Favorite food?
King Crab Legs. Or anything with chocolate.


In Search Of...Misty's Saves the Day!

A local dance studio is coming to the aid of kids they've never met

In Search Of...Misty's Dance Dudes

An area dance class is allowing boys of all ages to shine

In Search Of...Ricki Konze

A local teen is queen of the rodeo

In Search Of...Eagles4kids

A local eagles nest is home to a pair of birds with one amazing story!

In Search Of...Another Wii Record

A local senior continues his streak of Guinness World Records

In Search Of...Draven's Birthday Wish

See our community pull together to grant a Viola boys wish

Norb Aschom signs off after more than 50 years on the air

In Search Of...One Tiny Miracle

A tiny baby from Bangor has a lot of fight

In Search Of...Miss Wisconsin

Meet Onalaska's Kate Gorman as she preps for the Miss America Competition

In Search Of...Extreme Holiday Lights

One La Crosse house goes above and beyond to put on a show!

In Search Of...Running Man: Part 2

A La Crosse man's big accomplishment after an unimaginable tragedy

In Search Of...The Running Man: Part 1

A La Crosse Man is embarking on an amazing marathon challenge

In Search Of...Kickin' Sisters

Karate helps La Crosse Sisters Break out of their Shell

In Search Of...The Remainders!

Local Band is Fan Favorite at Oktoberfest

In Search Of...The Great American Bag Off

Tomah girl sacks the competition

In Search Of...Steppin' Out in Pink 2012

A La Crosse breast cancer doctor shares her own survivor story.

In Search Of...Dandy's Frozen Treats: Update!

Young Ice Cream Entrepreneurs are Expanding Their Business

In Search Of...Go Red For Women

An Onalaska woman's life is saved thanks to her Bunko buddies

In Search Of...The La Crosse Blue Stars

The Drum and Bugle Corps 2012 Season is Underway

In Search Of...The Fab Five!

Some area seniors are a great example of living live to the fullest.

In Search Of...G-E-T's 'Vocal Point!'

A local choir is set for the International stage.

In Search Of...Nick Dobbs Drive - Part 2

An unbelievable chain of events helps a paralysis patient in need

In Search of...Nick Dobbs Drive - Part 1

A local teen faces the fight of his life

In Search Of...The Slynnlings - Part 2

Unconventional family unites to faces rough road

In Search Of...The Slynnlings - Part 1

An unconventional family finds harmony after divorce

In Search Of...The Coulee Region's Littlest National Champion

An Onalaska boy peddles his way to the top!

In Search Of...From Boy to Man

A Holmen teen grows up fast in a time of need

In Search Of...A Cut Above the Rest: Part 2

A La Crosse barbers' heartbreaking and inspiring story

In Search Of...A Cut Above the Rest

A La Crosse barber is an inspiration on so many levels

In Search Of...A Valentine Love Story

A West Salem Couple Has Twice the Reason to Celebrate

In Search Of...Consumers Bakery

Longtime Owners Ready for New Chapter

UPDATE: In Search Of...the Bond between Father and Son

Tom Hutchison loses his battle with Leukemia

In Search Of...A 'best friend' helps local blind woman see

An update on La Crosse resident Jeannie Nylander

In Search Of...School Bell Choir

Meet the kids in Blair-Taylor's amazing Bell Choir!

In Search Of...Service and Sacrifice Part 5

Final installment in the life of a local military family

In Search of...The Magic Behind the Rotary Lights

Local volunteer is an important piece in lighting up the park!

In Search Of...the Bond between Father and Son

A La Crosse Father and Son cherish a special hunt together

In Search Of...Adoption: Part 2

A local couple adds to their family halfway around the world!

In Search Of...Adoption: Part 1

A West Salem Couples Life is Changed By Adoption